Beckton Winter Fair spreads the Christmas spirit

Amarachi Benson, four, decorating cakes at the Beckton Winter Festival

Amarachi Benson, four, decorating cakes at the Beckton Winter Festival - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people got into the festive spirit at a special Winter Fair on Saturday.

Amarachi Benson, four, decorating cakes at the Beckton Winter Festival

Amarachi Benson, four, decorating cakes at the Beckton Winter Festival - Credit: Archant

The yuletide extravaganza at Beckton’s Globe Library, in Kingsford Way, featured arts and crafts for people of all ages plus a host of musical performances.

Children had the opportunity to make their own Christmas presents in loom band workshops while cupcake-decorating masterclasses proved a hit with people young and old.

Bands, choirs and gymnasts performed outside while Father Christmas also stopped-by ahead of his big night.